(http://www.themwc.com/allaccess/?media=352102). These highlights include footage from the ESPN SportsNation shoot at Air Force last Thursday.
The 2012-13 Mountain West Basketball Countdown to Tipoff featuring the Air Force Falcons has been posted online for both the men's and women's programs.
Earlier this week, Jesse Kurtz of the Mountain West Digital Network visited the Academy and spoke to head coaches Dave Pilipovich and Andrea Williams, as well as seniors Todd Fletcher, Mike Lyons, Dymond James and Alicia Leipprandt.
The men's basketball preview is available by visiting http://www.themwc.com/sports/m-baskbl/mw-12-countdown-afa.html.
To check out the women's basketball preview, visit http://www.themwc.com/sports/w-baskbl/mw-12-countdown-afa.html.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - FOOTBALL PLAYS A RARE FRIDAY NIGHT GAME THIS WEEK VS. NEVADA
With last Saturday's 28-23 win over New Mexico, Air Force football has quietly accumulated three consecutive conference victories and stands within striking distance of Boise State for the top spot in the league. At 3-1 in MWC play the Falcons are gridlocked in a four-way tie for second place in the standings. Incoming Nevada (6-2, 3-1) is one of the teams that Air Force hopes to break away from and looks to make ground in that department this Friday. The meeting will be the first ever between the schools. Tickets are available for just $5 in the overlook section of Falcon Stadium and four packs can be purchased for just $60 in any section with an additional voucher for $20 in concessions. Click Here for more information.
Coach Calhoun Show
Join Coach Calhoun and Jim Arthur at Back East Bar and Grill this Thursday, October 25th for the weekly People's Bank Coaches Show broadcast live at 6:30 pm. Stop by after work for great food and drink and get insight on this Saturday's game vs. Nevada.
This Week's Football Luncheon Moved to Thursday - Catered by Noodles & Company
Falcon fans are invited to a pre-game lunch at the Falcon Stadium press box this Thursday, October 25th to get fired up for the Nevada game on Friday. The menu includes Pasta Fresca, Japanese Pan Noodles, Caesar Salad, Rice Krispies and cookies. Lunch is only $10 per plate and includes a program with door prizes and preview of this Friday's game with Coach Calhoun.
Men's Water Polo Big Home Stand This Weekend - The Air Force men's water polo teams will host a pair of West Coast Teams this weekend for a full slate of competition. The Falcons will open up in the water polo pool vs. Cal Baptist on Friday @ 6 pm. On Saturday Air Force will be back in action early with a 9 am match vs. Fresno Pacific then again at 7 pm vs. Cal Baptist. Air Force will turn around and play on Sunday to end the weekend vs. Fresno Pacific @ 1 pm.
Wrestling Blue/Silver Scrimmage - Wednesday, October 24th - Preview the Air Force wrestling team this Wednesday, October 24th at Clune Arena for a 6:30 pm intra-squad scrimmage. Admission is free.
Volleyball Halloween Celebration vs. Boise State - Saturday, October 27th - Stop by the Cadet Gymnasium this Saturday for a fun night of Falcon Volleyball. Air Force hosts Boise State in a conference showdown and invites all fans to get decked out in their Halloween best before heading out for trick or treating. All fans in their costume will receive free admission to the match. Kids in attendance will also receive a free AFA trick or treat bag and candy at the gate. That's not all! The first 500 fans will also land a free AFA survival strap at the gate (pictured below). Match time starts at 7 pm.
In preparation for the 2012-13 competition season, the Falcons' wrestling team will hold its annual wrestle-offs this week, Oct. 22-24. The wrestle-offs, which begin Monday, will end with the Blue-Silver Intrasquad Scrimmage Wednesday evening in Clune Arena.
Bouts on Monday (matches 1-17) and Tuesday (matches 18-29) will be held in the wrestling room, located in the Cadet Gym, beginning at 3:20 p.m., while Wednesday night's finals are slated to start at 6:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
Attached are the preliminary brackets for this week's wrestle-offs:
YOUTH NIGHT AT FALCON STADIUM AND ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE FOR THE NEW MEXICO GAME
Fans attending the Air Force vs. New Mexico game this Saturday are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to Care and Share at the Falcon Stadium gates. Bins will be placed at various entrance for food drop offs on Saturday. Fans can also donate money as volunteers will be stationed around the stadium to collect funds for local families in need as we near the Holiday season. Checks can be made out to CFC ( Combined Federal Campaign) with Care and Share noted in the memo line.
It's also Youth Night at Falcon Stadium this Saturday which means that all kids aged 13 and under can take advantage of $5 tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket. Click here for more information. All Kid Force kids will also be invited out to the game and will receive two free tickets along with access to the field post-game to play catch and run around on the turf. To sign up for Kid Force before this weekend's game click here. Memberships are only $25 for the entire year!
Coach Calhoun Show
Join Coach Calhoun and Jim Arthur at Back East Bar and Grill this Thursday, October 18th for the weekly People's Bank Coaches Show broadcast live at 6:30 pm. Stop by after work for great food and drink and get insight on this Saturday's game vs. New Mexico.
Friday Football Luncheon Catered by Qdoba
Falcon fans are invited to a pre-game lunch at the Falcon Stadium press box this Friday, October 19th to get fired up for the New Mexico game on Saturday. The menu includes a steak and chicken taco bar, cilantro and lime rice, chips and queso and brownies and chocolate chip cookies for desert. Lunch is only $10 per plate and includes a program with door prizes and a preview for Saturday's game with Coach Calhoun.
Boxing Friday Night Fights - Friday, October 19th - The road to the Wing Open Championships continues this Friday at the Cadet Gymnasium Boxing Gym @ 4:30 pm. Catch a full card of bouts featuring the best fighters on base. Admission is free.
Men's and Women's Swimming Home Meet - Friday, October 19th - Stop by the Cadet Natatorium for a full day of swimming as the men's and women's teams host Colorado College, CMU and CSM @ 4:30 pm on Friday. Admission is free.
Men's Soccer Home Series - Friday, October 19th and Sunday, October 21st - The Falcon men's soccer team looks to get back above .500 with a pair of conference games at home this weekend. Air Force welcomes Seattle U to the Cadet Soccer Stadium on Friday @ 7 pm and will wrap up play with an afternoon game vs. San Jose State @ 1 pm on Sunday.
Hockey vs. Colorado College - Friday, October 19th - Air Force hockey opens up their 2012-13 campaign with a huge home game vs. cross town rival CC at the Cadet Ice Arena this Friday @ 7:05 pm. To inquire about standing room only tickets please contact the Air Force ticket office at 719-472-1895. If you can't make the game catch all of the action live on the Sports Animal 1300 am here.
Air Force vs. New Mexico Football Luncheon
Listen to Coach Calhoun recap the Wyoming game and his strategy for beating the LOBOS
When: Friday October 19th at 11:00 AM (Doors will open at 10:30 AM)
Where: Falcon Stadium Press Box
What: Qdoba Taco Bar with cilantro lime Rice, Black Beans, Queso and brownies and cookies for dessert
Cost: $10 at the door
POC: Denise Quelch, x0261
Air Force Football with Troy Calhoun Radio Show
Join us this Thursday night at Back East Bar and Grill for the Air Force Football with Troy Calhoun Radio Show. Join host Jim Arthur and Coach Troy Calhoun in person from 6:30 - 7:30 PM Live from Back East Bar and Grill on AM 740 KVOR as they discuss this past weekend's win at Wyoming and the upcoming game against New Mexico.
Listen to the Coach's Show and all Air Force Football games every week on AM 740 KVOR - The Home of your Air Force Falcons.
The Air Force Academy rifle team opens the season with two matches at Ohio State in Columbus this weekend, Oct. 12-13, at the OSU Rifle Range. According to head coach Launi Meili, the team is excited to start shooting regular season matches. "Other schools have started their competitions and our practice scores have been very competitive with what we've seen posted so far."
On Friday, the Falcons have a match against Ohio State. "We open against No. 3-ranked Ohio State and I feel confident we'll give them a tough match right from the start." On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Falcons compete against West Virginia at OSU. "The match against WVU on Saturday is going to be our toughest match of the season, added Meili.
Meili said, TCU and WVU have shot some phenomenal scores already, some records in fact, and are already positioning themselves as the top teams in the country. This first weekend will give us an indication of where we stack up in the country and give us an idea of what we need to work on.
Our returning shooters are continuing to improve their scores and our freshmen have been setting personal bests almost every time they shoot. Coach Anti and I can't wait to see them put it on the line this weekend at OSU.
The Air Force Academy fencers will be in St. Louis, Mo., this weekend (Oct. 12-15) to compete in the North American Cup Div. 1 and 2 tournaments at the America's Center Convention complex. The NAC is the first of several tournaments the Falcons will compete in this season.
"The NACs always showcase some of the best fencers in the country. It will be a tough tournament for our cadets since they will be facing some of the best of the best," said head coach Abdel Salem. "Our fencers are capable of having some good performances."
Venue: America's Center Convention Complex - Halls 4 & 5 701 Convention Plaza
Coach Calhoun Show
Join Coach Calhoun and Jim Arthur at Back East Bar and Grill this Thursday, October 4th for the weekly Coaches Show broadcast live at 6:30 pm. Stop by after work for great food and drink and get insight on this Saturday's showdown with Navy at Falcon Stadium.
Friday Football Luncheon
Stop by the Falcon Stadium Press Box this Friday leading up to the Navy game for a great lunch provided by Golden Corral, door prizes and a chance to hear from Coach Calhoun regarding the first leg of this season's CIC series. This week's menu includes: BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Beef, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Yeast Rolls and Chocolate Brownies. Only $10 a plate with beer and soda included. Doors open at 11am and the program will start at noon.
Men's and Women's Basketball Tipoff Event - October 13th
Hoops fans the college basketball season is just over a month away! The Air Force men's and women's basketball teams invite fans out to Clune Arena for a fun event on Saturday, October 13th to help start off the 2012-13 season! The first annual Falcon Basketball Tipoff Fest will offer fans the opportunity to get to know the men's and women's teams and coaches, enjoy head to head competitions with the players, a dance off and team skits at the end of practice! Fans can enter into raffles for great Air Force prizes including free season ticket packages, memorabilia to get signed and gift cards from AFA sponsors. In addition to opportunities to win, fans can pick up team posters for the upcoming season visit with the Bird and AFA cheerleaders and meet their favorite players for autographs and photos. Admission is free and open to the general public. Doors open at 12:30 pm and festivities will begin at 1 pm.
Boxing vs. Navy - Friday, October 5th - The defending National Champion Air Force Academy boxing team hosts service academy rival in the Cadet Gym boxing room this Friday starting at 4:30 pm. Admission is free of charge.
Women's Swimming vs. New Mexico - Friday, October 5th - Stop by the Cadet Gymnasium this Friday for a 5 pm meet at the brand new Air Force Natatorium. Admission is free.
Women's Soccer vs. UNLV - Friday, October 5th - The Falcon women's team continues their conference season with a big matchup against UNLV @ 6 pm at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. Admission is free. The first 50 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt at the gate.
Water Polo vs. Santa Clara - Sunday, October 7th - Start time is scheduled for 1 pm at the Cadet Gymnasium Water Polo Pool. Admission is free.
Hockey vs. British Columbia - Monday, October 8th - Hockey starts their quest for another conference championship this upcoming Monday against British Columbia @ 6:05 pm. Admission is just $5! Click here for tickets.
Men's Basketball Season Tickets Now on Sale - Air Force Men's Basketball season tickets are now on sale with packages starting for as low as $100! Four packs are available for a great price of $61 per seat. The Falcons welcome in five teams that made the tournament in 2012-13 and return all five starters from last year's team. Click here for more information regarding men's basketball season tickets
It's time for the Service Academy Game Football Luncheon!!!
Come out and enjoy great food from Golden Corral at the Air Force vs. Navy Football Luncheon
Listen to Coach Calhoun's thoughts on the Navy game and taking the first step towards winning the CIC Trophy again this year!!!
When: Friday October 5th at 1100 (Doors will open at 1030)
Where: The Falcon Stadium Press Box
What: Golden Corral - BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Beef, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Yeast Rolls and Chocolate Brownies.
Cost: $10 at the door
POC: Denise Quelch, x0261